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43 AVCA All-Region Honors - 2 ACC Players-of-the-Year - 22 Twenty-Plus-Win Seasons

2013 Season Outlook

Croatia, competed in the spring for the Tigers after enrolling in January. Dumancic is a 6-foot-3 middle with international experience and All-America honors at Jefferson College in Missouri. Finally, Leah Perri, an AAU All-American will also get a shot at playing time, and is versatile enough to hit, and will be tough to keep out of the lineup. “Karis has done a tremendous job, but has just played behind two seniors, and with Beta, and Leah Perri can also contribute in the middle. The libero spot is up for grabs as well, with the departure of Patzin, who finished third in Clemson history with 1,460 career digs. Niki Collier, a California native who played her freshman season at Missouri, held down the spot in the spring, and will be challenged by the Serbian native, Stamenic, who earned a tremendous rating from international volleyball scouting services. The 2013 campaign will be fun to watch as Hoover preps her team for a tough schedule that features 17 of their 25 opponents finishing last season among the top-150 in the nation. The season-opener comes against a Michigan team that went to the Final Four a season ago. The Tigers also close the season with six of their final eight on the road. Building early-season success and chemistry will be paramount as a squad with many new faces attempts to carry on the tradition of success and manage the high expectations of the program. “I think there are still a lot of question marks going into preseason, but really good question marks. So, I think it could be a situation where we can be pretty versatile, which can make us difficult to scout and play.”

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2013 Clemson Volleyball Media Guide  
2013 Clemson Volleyball Media Guide  

2013 Clemson Volleyball Media Guide; written and edited by Clemson Athletic Communications office.